Monday, March 19, 2007

Dancing with confusion...

I am at sixes and sevens. I am plussed! I am all in a kafuffle.

I am, I am not ashamed to admit, a bit of a boy when it comes to sports. I love sports. I love watching sports, if I could afford it, I would have seasons tickets to football (yes, CFL), basketball (go Sonics go) and maybe hockey (yup, i am a bad Canadian...don't really like hockey, and I am a REALLY bad Vancouverite because I prefer the Calgary Flames. I will pause for hatemail to be sent. pause. And now, I will resume).

One of my FAVOURITE players of ALL TIME is Clyde "the Glide" Drexler. First off, how can you NOT love a player called Clyde the Glide? Secondly, he was an amazing player. My favourite players are always the point guards (John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, Steve Nash, Gary Payton, Magic Johnson)-not usually the big point scorers, but they really drive the game as the playmakers. I was a power forward due to my height-I was never speedy or sneaky enough to be a point guard, but I always admire them.

In an alarming turn of events, Clyde "the Glide" Drexler is doing a turn on Dancing with the Stars.

OH CLYDE! SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!

Don't get me wrong. I fully intend to watch it and cringe at the badness of Heather Mills, Ian Ziering, Joey Fatone and Billy Ray Cyrus as they shake their achy breaky booty across the floor...but CLYDE? WHY!

ABC always finds a few sports stars to pad the roster, and they always do well. Emmit Smith won last year (poor Mario Lopez...he was robbed) and Jerry Rice came in second the year before. This year, Clyde will be gliding his way across the floor AND he will be joined by Apolo Ohno.

Yup...thats right...SPEED SKATING SUPERSTAR APOLO OHNO!

They have officially reached the bottom of the star bucket.

So my conundrum is...do I enjoy Clyde's gliding, or do I feel sad that one of my basketball heroes has fallen to the axe that is...

Dancing with the Stars...

4 comments:

hot-lunch said...

like everyone else in North America, I tuned in only to see if Heather Mills' leg would snap off.

hot-lunch said...

peter also thought it'd be delightful if they made her dance to a Beatles song.

sasskitty said...

OMG! I tuned in for the same reason.

Yes, she should TOTALLY dance to a Beatles song! THAT would be magically delicous:):)

matty said...

I know who Heather Mills is, but I don't know too much about soccer.